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GMAT Essay Topic 543 - The following appeared as part of an article in a trade magazine. "During a recent trial period in which government inspections at selected meat -processing plants were more frequent, the amount of bacteria in samples of processed chicken decreased by 50 percent on average from the previous year's level. If the government were to institute more frequent inspections, the incidence of stomach and intestinal infections throughout the country could thus be cut in half. In the meantime, consumers of Excel Meats should be safe from infection because Excel's main processing plant has shown more improvement in eliminating bacterial contamination than any other plant cited in the government report." Discuss how well reasoned . . . Etc.

Author: JChou | Date: November 11, 2016 | Score:5

The article in the trade magazine claims that if the government instituted more frequent inspections at meat processing plants then stomach and intestinal infections throughout the country could be cut by half. This claim is based on the fact that during a recent trial in which government inspect...

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The argument can be well written in terms of consumer's health but it fails to provide any support of its claim as it mentioned that frequent government agencies inspections decrease the amount of bacteria in samples of processed chicken by 50% on average from the previous year and because of that it could decrease stomach/intestinal infections in throughout country by 50%.

Since, low bacteria levels in chicken could decrease deceases like stomach and intestinal infections but no information to support this is given in argument like how it can be effective in doing so, also if eating processed chicken or meat are the main reason for these infections. In the argument it is mentioned that frequent government inspections can decrease contamination of bacteria but is it because of government agencies quality standards or because of plant's improving its working conditions it can be because of inspections or it can be planned as per management.

Excel's consumers will be more safe means Excel Company have better quality control or better equipments to handle production in plant so Government agencies have to motivate other plants in the country to adopt better quality control/equipments to improve their quality of processed meat.
Overall arguments lags any important points to support its claim that if government inspections will be done frequently then stomach/intestinal deceases can be decrease up to 50% of its current level. We need more information to support this.

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